Brighton and Hove CCG develops and supports services in five sectors:
Primary Care - GP Practices
General practice is both a major provider of, and gateway to, health services for the city’s population, with some 170 GPs in practice supporting a population of approximately 300,000 people.
The CCG supports primary care practitioners in their efforts to improve quality and outcomes for patients, and works in collaboration with our local member groups, member GP practices and clinical leads to drive improvements in the city.
For more information about our member practices, please see the Our Member Practices page.
Community Care - Health and Social Care Services
Sussex Community NHS Trust (SCT) provides a wide range of health and social care services for children and adults across Sussex. We commission a number of SCT services for Brighton and Hove residents including falls prevention, stroke rehabilitation and end of life care.
HERE provides a wide range of community services, working alongside General Practice, NHS organisations and the voluntary and community sector.
Secondary Care - Hospital Services
Our main contract for secondary care is with Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust (BSUH) and includes emergency and urgent care, district general hospital and maternity services.
BSUH is based across two sites − the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, which includes the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital and the Sussex Eye Hospital, and the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath. Both sites provide acute and general hospital services for their local populations and specialised services for patients across Sussex and the south of England.
The Royal Sussex County Hospital is the tertiary and trauma centre for the region, whilst the Princess Royal Hospital is the centre for planned care.
Speedy access to planned care for routine treatments is a CCG priority and we continue to work with providers to meet the national 18 weeks referral-to-treatment NHS target for planned care.
We promote high quality care in GP surgeries and other community settings and are planning ways to increase patient access to diagnostic tests and treatments prior to hospital-based care.
Brighton and Hove residents receive their service from South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust which manages 999 calls from the public and urgent calls from healthcare professionals, while South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) provides non-emergency patient transport.
Mental Health Providers
Brighton and Hove faces significant issues relating to homelessness, substance misuse and mental illness. We commission a range of services from the community and voluntary sector and also specialist mental health services from Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust including community and inpatient services, support for people with learning disabilities and services for older people.